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Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to Virginia, a state that has experienced its own school shooting tragedy yet maintains an avidly pro-gun tradition.
The National Rifle Association says the Obama administration's proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre don't address the heart of the problem, advocating instead for better mental health care and vigorous prosecution of criminals who use guns.
Surprise of all surprises. At the Wednesday evening performance of Les Miserables at the National Theatre, Vice President Joe Biden was in the audience.
Appearing at the final rally of the 2012 campaign, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the nation was hungry for bipartisan solutions, such as those demonstrated by governors and mayors of both parties during Superstorm Sandy.
"No election was ever won because of a vice presidential nominee, but some may have been lost because of them," says Sam Tanenhaus, the New York Times Book Review editor, who narrates a feature the newspaper put together on vice presidential debate highlights.
The nation's first elected black governor, Virginia's L. Douglas Wilder, lambasted Vice President Joe Biden on national television Wednesday for his remark to a largely black crowd about banks keeping people "in chains."
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